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  1. Zarniwoop commented on Lost Side of Suburbia 8 days ago

    I did write to Kory a couple of weeks ago. I posted his response to me seven posts before this one. He explained that the future of LSoS depends on the sales of his upcoming book, due out in Oct; don’t expect any updates this summer.

  2. Zarniwoop commented on Lost Side of Suburbia 21 days ago

    I had thought waycyber’s idea a good one, and ran it by Kory. Unfortunately, he informed me that the future of LSoS on GoComics all depends on how well his LSoS book being published in October by Andrews McMeel sells.


    I hope Kory won’t mind me sharing his response with everyone:


    “Hi D….! Good to hear from you!


    ”I was hoping to post a “Cork” chapter on GoComics this summer, but I don’t think that’s happening now. I’ve got two big book projects in the works (one is for a YA graphic novel series, which I’m ONLY doing for the money and connections; the other is a collaboration with an awesome storyteller, which is much more fun).


    “I had fun posting on GoComics before, but ultimately it’s a comic strip site, and I have no desire at all to draw comic strips (which is why LSOS has prose narration instead of word balloons and panels). I’m solely interested in illustrated books, which I don’t think work well on GoComics.


    ”I do have my own book poised to hit stores this October (from Andrews McMeel). It’s the only LSOS-related story I’ve been able to sell to a publisher — the other publishers I’ve worked with think LSOS wouldn’t attract a mainstream audience. Maybe if enough GoComics readers buy the upcoming book, I’ll be eager to return to GoComics on a regular basis and quit some freelance stuff.


    " So thanks again for checking in – sorry I’ve been aloof. I’m still working on my own stuff when I have time. Just not bothering with GoComics at the moment. I’ll probably post an ad for my book when I see it’s ready – LSOS’s fate on GoComics depends on how well this book does."


    Alas..


    I guess it will all depend on the upcoming book sales. If only it were popular enough for him to turn LSoS into a business the way Phil and Kaja Foglio have with Girl Genius.

  3. Zarniwoop commented on Lost Side of Suburbia 21 days ago

    “Even if there was only the occasional new strip (as happens with Sequential Art), it would be good enough.”

    I agree! Let’s all e-mail Kory with the suggestion.

  4. Zarniwoop commented on Pearls Before Swine 23 days ago

    I’m pretty amazed that so many readers here remember that song. I wonder what the average age is of Pearls readers.

  5. Zarniwoop commented on New Adventures of Queen Victoria about 1 month ago

    Not me. I heard it in the voice of Bill Scott.

  6. Zarniwoop commented on Cul de Sac about 1 month ago

    The new kid looks like she’s moved to Cul de Sac from an Edward Gorey book

  7. Zarniwoop commented on Lost Side of Suburbia about 1 month ago

    Walnuts and Gromit?? Was that a Slynderfell flavor?

  8. Zarniwoop commented on Lost Side of Suburbia about 1 month ago

    “i hadnt thought to email him.”

    Carl, it’s really easy to do. There is a Contact link on the LSoS website. Perhaps it would help if others were to let Kory know how much we miss LSoS…

    http://www.lostsideofsuburbia.com

  9. Zarniwoop commented on Lost Side of Suburbia about 1 month ago

    Read the post I made two above yours. According to Kory, it looks like Poptropica is coming to an end, and he hopes to add more another chapter or two to the current LSoS story this summer.

  10. Zarniwoop commented on Lost Side of Suburbia about 1 month ago

    Since people are still checking in here from time to time, I contacted Kory to see if he was ever going to get back to LSoS. Here is his reply, FWIW:

    “Ahoy….!

    Thanks for the email! I figured the GoComics readers had moved on by now. Glad to know someone remembers me!

    Sorry if I’ve been aloof. Been a busy year with day job and freelance illustration and a children’s comic strip that ends soon. Aside from that, I’ve been lucky enough to break into the YA book market (for now at least), and I’ve signed to illustrate a four-book series based on a kids’ franchise, so that will keep me hopping for quite a while.

    However, I haven’t given up on my own stuff. I’ve got my own book coming out this fall from Andrews McMeel Publishing. If you’ve read the LSoS stories, this book might seem familiar.

    I’d like to post one or two more chapters of the current LSS storyline on GoComics this summer, maybe to drum up a little interest in the book. I don’t expect the book to be a hit or anything, but maybe if GoComics readers support it, I’ll be tempted to quit some of those freelance jobs and come back to GoComics on a more regular basis.

    So thanks for checking in! Feel free to spread the word, if anyone else is curious."

    Kory